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MHI tests explosion-proof robot for plant inspections


Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has successfully tested a prototype robot that it intends to use for plant inspections.

Why the energy sector must plan today for tomorrow’s digital age


Don’t work harder; work smarter. This old adage is taking on new significance as digitalisation transforms our economies. Today, we stand at the precipice of a global productivity revolution and the watchword of this will be: “work smarter.”

Pöyry, Infosys and Nokia in artificial intelligence collaboration


Nokia, Pöyry and digital services firm Infosys are collaborating on an artificial intelligence framework for utilities, industry, transportation and infrastructure.

Emerson unveils new power plant inspection solution


Energy technology company Emerson has today released a new application designed to make it easier for power plant operations teams to capture, report, and respond to abnormal conditions that pose risks to reliability, safety, and performance.

Feature: Driving efficiency in power generation


Ambitious new climate change targets mean that power generation of all types is under greater scrutiny than ever before.

Three staff injured at UK nuclear power plant


Three workers were injured at a nuclear power plant in the UK last night following what has been described as an "accidental steam release".

Remote submarine used for nuclear plant inspection


French nuclear company Framatome has used a remote-controlled submarine to inspect part of a nuclear power plant in Spain.

How Digital Twins are changing the energy industry


Improved operations, a reduction in unplanned outages and better managed variations in market conditions — it's the idyllic aim of power leaders across the globe, but how is the digital twin concept making this goal a reality?

Unorthodox problem, traditional solution

01/03/2018 How tried-and-tested repair materials were used to fix a problem with the cooling water system of a nuclear power plant

New UK project aims to find ways to cut nuclear costs


The UK's Energy Technologies Institute has launched a new project which aims to find ways to reduce the cost of nuclear power.

South Korea rows back on nuclear reactors decision


The South Korean government has decided to construct two new nuclear power plants, despite initially stating that is programme was complete.

Swiss nuclear plant set for flexible operation after upgrade


A nuclear power plant in Switzerland is set to operate flexibly after a software upgrade to its reactor control system.

Nuclear industry vents ongoing concerns on Brexit Euratom decision


The decision by the British government to withdraw from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) in tandem with its withdrawal from the European Union, or Brexit, is continuing to cause some concern for the future of the country’s nuclear power industry.

UK nuclear industry concerned about Brexit impact


The UK’S nuclear power sector is under severe pressure to respond to the country’s decision to exit the EU and the Euratom treaty.

EDF forced to temporarily shut nuclear plant


EDF has had to temporarily shut its nuclear power plant at Tricastin in order to upgrade the facility’s capability to withstand an earthquake, following a request by the French nuclear safety authority, ASN.

UK engineers’ institution invests in ultrasonic sensor firm


The UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has completed a new investment into a company called Inductosense.

BKW joins promising European nuclear decommissioning market


Swiss utility, BKW, has entered the potentially lucrative nuclear plant dismantling business.

Nuclear power plant focus: Why equipment qualification matters

01/09/2017 Equipment qualification and materials qualification are essential activities for the nuclear industry to demonstrate that new and existing plant equipment will operate safely in all conditions and also shut down safely in fault conditions, writes Sean Weller

GE wins Chinese nuclear power contract


GE has signed a 12-year agreement with Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management (DNMC) to help boost reliability and profitability of three Chinese nuclear power plants.

Spain to close oldest nuclear plant due to lack of political will


A lack of support among political parties and companies involved has been cited in the decision by the Spanish government to close down the country’s oldest nuclear power plant.

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